Poster 1271 Bizarre Bezoar: An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain and Vomiting in a Pediatric Patient
Stephen Nanton, MD, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
Gastric Bezoar is a rare cause of abdominal pain and gastric ulcerations and should be considered in differential diagnosis of persistent abdominal pain in pediatric patients.
What do patients need to know?
It is important for patients to disclose to their physicians as much information as possible, including history of ingestions of foreign bodies, hair and other non-food objects. This information would highlight the possibility of gastric bezoar and assisting early diagnosis and treatment.
Author Contact Stephen Nanton, MD, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
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